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Posted: 4/18/2006 12:16:07 PM EST



MOH recipient CWO Mike Novosel was buried in Arlington Cemetery today. He recieved the hero's sendoff he deserved. Novosel rescued 29 South Vietnamese soldiers out of a hot LZ in Vietnam in 1969. He made fifteen extractions amid heavy enemy fire, and was wounded for his troubles.



Story link.


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Thanks for the link, I just made the top one my background pic. Rest in peace.
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but "medical evacuation helicopters" didn't carry any kind of weaponry, right?



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Wow, he was 47 at the time. Who said heroes had to be young?
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 12:47:38 PM EST
Wow.

A true hero.

{S}

Rest In Peace, Soldier.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 12:48:51 PM EST
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I read a book on him a year or so ago. It is titled "Army Aviator" or "Aviator." MN was a B-29 crewman in WWII. He re-enlisted during Korea. He had a good job later as a commercial airline pilot but quit that job and earned a commission as a CWO in order to teach younger guys about flying and coming home alive.

In fact, he was the last WWII Army aviator to retire from active duty. While in VN, he served near his son, who was also a helo driver.

This was one hell of a man. If you can find the book, read it. He richly deserves the honors given to him by a greatful nation.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2006 1:17:21 PM EST
I always wondered how guys with balls that big could walk. That is one HELL of a Soldier.

Rest in Peace CWO Novosel.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 1:27:12 PM EST
RIP Warrant.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 1:39:41 PM EST
Outstanding.
Well done, Soldier.


All-out Army funerals are amazing, cuz you ride on a caisson.
I bet every soldier there will feel the honor of that funeral for the rest of their lives.
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RIP
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 2:10:30 PM EST
Nothing but a Hero and Stud.

Blessings and prayers to him and his family.

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Well down soldier. Go with the Gods
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 2:20:13 PM EST
Rest in peace Gunner.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 2:20:24 PM EST
wow! how many guys wear the Air Force wings AND the Army Wings?
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 3:40:49 PM EST
RIP
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 3:45:19 PM EST
I salute his courage, determination and humanity. Dustoff is beyond guts.

God bless him and his family.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 3:49:33 PM EST
Rest In Peace, Sir. You've earned it.

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A true Hero.
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